Everton launch Cahill appeal

Everton have launched an appeal over Australia midfielder Tim Cahill's red card against Liverpool.

Cahill was sent off for a tackle on Xabi Alonso in the 80th minute of the 2-0 derby defeat at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Referee Mike Riley showed Cahill a straight red card and the former Millwall star faces a three-match ban, starting this weekend against Newcastle. But Everton disagree with the decision and have appealed to the Football Association.

According to the club, a hearing will take place later this week at which they are allowed to submit written documentation.